Exploring the East Side of Yellowstone
After leaving Gardiner, MT this morning, we headed east from Mammoth towards the north east entrance at Cooke City. We wanted a glimpse of the famous Lamar Valley Wolf Pack. The fire on Mount Washburn (the Antelope Blaze) was under control but still adding a lot of smoke into the atmosphere. There was a large crowd in the Lamar Valley and Sherri got a quick view of a Wolf butt through someone’s spotting scope. We heard them talking about the wolf activity that we “just” missed (rats). Better luck tomorrow…
Back to Tower Junction and over Dunraven Pass to the Canyon Village. We had a picnic lunch and then over to the Lower Falls Lookout. A quick stop at the Lake Village netted us this nice shot of a couple of pines next to Yellowstone Lake.
Our final photo stop of the afternoon was at the West Thumb Geyser Basin. We didn’t see any active geysers but found many interesting and beautiful thermal features.
All of these shots were taken with my Nikon P6000 point and shoot camera. I’ve got many more images taken with my D300s and my assortment of lenses but am waiting to do my post processing at home. The P6000 images are good to go with little adjustments. I hope you enjoy.